I have a file in folder/football.jpg that I want to zip. So I zip with the command

zip folder/football_zip folder/football.jpg

It works, except that the Zip file contains the folder folder, which contains football.jpg. How can I make the Zip file contain only football.jpg?

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The zip command has a -j switch that will do this:

zip -j folder/football_zip folder/football.jpg

This should work:

cd folder
zip ../football.zip ./football.jpg

how about:

cd folder
zip football_zip football.jpg

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